LMH hires Joseph Pedley as new chief financial officer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/may/02/234138/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] has named Joseph Pedley as its new chief financial officer. He will oversee financial operations at the hospital, which had $9.5 million in operating income last year. Pedley has worked in health care financial management for 20 years. Most recently, he served as CFO at Mercy ...

Chief financial officer Simon Scholtz key to Lawrence Memorial Hospital's turnaround

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/apr/23/233743/ For the past 13 years, Simon Scholtz has worked quietly in the administrative offices at [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] where he has played an integral part in improving its financial status. “He’s not a table pounder. He just goes about his business. He doesn’t make waves, but the results speak ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital plans to renovate admissions area this year

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/19/223152/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] leaders plan to begin renovation work in June on the admissions area with the goal of making it more private and efficient. The project also will include remodeling space to the north of admissions that includes the accounting and business departments and an area that has ...

National Walk at Lunch Day this Wednesday

Janelle Martin

Get out and enjoy the nice weather with a lunchtime walk this Wednesday -- National Walk at Lunch Day! Pack your comfortable walking shoes (if you don't already have a pair at work) and gather co-workers for some exercise. You can turn a working lunch into a walking lunch. The ...

Young Adults With Cancer

Michelle Derusseau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O091XhCIVYY We have created a series of educational videos designed for people diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39. This series – entitled Moving Forward: Perspectives from Survivors and Doctors – offers information on common challenges faced by young adults with cancer by providing two videos on ...

Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis

Michelle Derusseau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TplFlN--3hk&feature=youtube_gdata_player This is a great video showing the wonderful work the LIVE**STRONG** Navigation Center does helping people affected by cancer. The Navigation Center services are available free of charge to anyone affected by cancer, whether it is the patient, family, friend, caregiver, employer, etc. http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/apr/5/232948/

Happy Doctors' Day to all our Volunteer Physicians

Candi Damron

http://wellcommons.com/users/Cdamron/photos/2012/mar/30/232511/

Offbeat Occupations: Surgical technician familiar with tools of the trade

Katie Bean

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/mar/24/231600/ By Chansi Long Elizabeth Pekrul spends her days peering inside people’s bodies. She has watched surgeons pluck out appendixes, tonsils and gallbladders. She’s seen hernias repaired and knees replaced. And during each surgery, she has gathered, sterilized and handed the doctor the surgical utensils needed for incision or modification. ...

Offbeat Occupations: Surgical technician familiar with tools of the trade

Katie Bean

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/mar/24/231600/ By Chansi Long Elizabeth Pekrul spends her days peering inside people’s bodies. She has watched surgeons pluck out appendixes, tonsils and gallbladders. She’s seen hernias repaired and knees replaced. And during each surgery, she has gathered, sterilized and handed the doctor the surgical utensils needed for incision or modification. ...

Brown Bagging It for Lawrence Meals On Wheels!!!

Mealsonwheels

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/30/189450/ March kicks off ***Lawrence Meals On Wheels*** Spring fundraiser, "***Brown Bagging It"!*** We are asking community members to take their lunch to work one day, week or longer and donate the money you would have spent eating out to help Lawrence Meals On Wheels feed those in need. Eating ...

Dental-related emergency room visits on rise at LMH, nationally

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/16/208204/ Toothaches and other dental problems caused at least 17,500 emergency room visits in Kansas in 2010, according to a national report released this week by the [Pew Center on the States][1]. The number is likely significantly higher because 30 of the state’s 142 hospitals did not provide data on ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurse coordinates mental health services for hundreds of patients each year

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/feb/23/230562/ Paula Dupigny-Leigh has been a psychiatric nurse for 40 years. “I was never real attracted to the medical aspects of nursing and so I knew mental health was going to be my niche,” the Lawrence resident said during an interview in the atrium of [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1]. “It’s been ...

Insurance - The Health Care Costs of Aging

Belinda Rehmer

**Wednesday, February 29 4-6:30 Register today for this free presentation!** Join us for a conversation with Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger about the economic risks now associated with aging, the alternative methods of dealing with those risks (in-home care vs. out-of-home care) and their costs, and strategies to pay for ...

LMH offers tips to prevent falls, which often lead to decline in health for older adults

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jan/31/229160/ Lawrence resident Marge Borom held the back of the chair in front of her while lifting her leg out to the side several times. It was one of 10 exercises that [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] physical therapist Stacia Bone taught during a fall prevention program Tuesday afternoon at [Meadowlark Estates][2] ...

Longtime Lawrence doctor returns to practice after bone marrow transplant

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/videos/2012/jan/30/35357/ He’s back. Longtime Lawrence doctor Rod Barnes has returned to practicing family medicine after taking two years off to fight leukemia and undergo a bone marrow transplant. “It feels so good to be back,” he said during an interview Monday in his office at [Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics][1] ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital thanks community for its financial support, volunteerism

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jan/26/228897/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] leaders thanked individuals and businesses Thursday evening for their support by giving time and money during 2011. “We had an excellent year in so many ways,” LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer said. “It was another year of construction, renovation and activity.” He spoke to about ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital's annual Healthy Hearts Fair offers free screenings, education

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/12/207909/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1]’s Healthy Hearts Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18. The annual event — which typically draws about 500 people — will be held in the lower level of the hospital, 325 Maine. Free health screenings will include blood pressure, Body Mass Index, ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital improves services to sexual assault victims

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/sep/09/198212/ District Attorney Charles Branson lauded [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] for improving its services to sexual assault victims during the past couple of years. “There has been tremendous improvement,” Branson said. “The training and emphasis LMH has put on these cases is wonderful.” LMH has a new examination room, new state-of-the-art ...

LMH educator offers tips for cutting costs, improving nutrition along with chili recipe

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2009/aug/26/176355/ Save money and improve nutrition. Here are some grocery shopping tips that Aynsley Anderson, community education coordinator at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, offered in this month's issue of Wellness Words, LMH's monthly newsletter. They are from the [U.S. Department of Agriculture][1]: • Look for bargains on day-old bread and other ...

Kansas City parents thank area blood donors for helping to save son's life

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/videos/2012/jan/04/35309/ **Kansas City, Mo.** — Thomas and Angela Charles had the rare opportunity Tuesday to thank eight people who helped save their 4-year-old son’s life by donating blood. As Thomas stood before the donors at a podium inside the [Community Blood Center][1] during a media event, he fought back tears ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital receives $1.6 million for implementation of technology

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/mar/25/189268/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] has received $1.6 million from the [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services][2] for its implementation of electronic health records and other technology. LMH received the money in November because it [met qualifications set by CMS][3] that aim to improve efficiency and quality of health care. Electronic ...

Classic heart attack symptoms often absent in women

Christine Metz

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/dec/01/225825/ Barbara Sufian was preparing lunch when she felt a sharp pain that radiated from her waist, up her back and to her right shoulder. “I was right in the middle of heart attack and had no idea what was going on,” Sufian said of the Oct. 24 medical emergency. ...

Project Search helps young adults with developmental disabilities hone job skills

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/videos/2011/nov/12/35183/ Six young adults are stepping out of their comfort zones and learning new job skills at [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] through a new program called Project Search. They file papers, deliver supplies, answer phone calls, clean equipment and work with patients. Such tasks weren’t easy for these students when they ...

National Health Service Corps program helps fill gap in underserved areas

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/nov/08/224400/ More than 10,000 [National Health Service Corps][1] members are providing care for about 10.5 million patients in rural and underserved areas across the country, including at a safety net clinic in Lawrence. In 2008, just 3,600 members provided care for about 3.7 million patients. U.S. Health and Human Services ...

Mom-to-be describes new LMH online childbirth course as 'saving grace'

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/26/223568/ First time mom-to-be Kelly Harri is preparing for childbirth by taking an online course through [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1]. “It has been my saving grace,” she said. Harri, 25, and her boyfriend Stefan Labbe, 27, live in South Korea and are expecting their first child — a girl — in ...

More doctors needed in Kansas, but state funding is problematic

Scott Rothschild

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/jul/25/217647/ As the need for more doctors increases, the Kansas University School of Medicine has expanded to produce more physicians, especially for under-served areas. But more needs to be done, said Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center and executive dean of the School of Medicine. “We ...

Worsening drug shortage affecting patient care nationwide, including in Lawrence

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/20/223217/ There is a growing shortage of pharmaceutical drugs and it’s affecting patient care in Lawrence and the rest of the country. Patients are receiving alternative treatments that are less than ideal, treatments are being delayed, and in worse-case scenarios there are no treatments available. Erin Fox, a drug shortage ...

Focus on wellness in the workplace is profitable in more ways than one

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/12/222615/ It is estimated that 80 percent of health care costs are a result of our behavior: smoking, sitting on the couch, eating too many doughnuts. One of the biggest influences on our behavior is the workplace, where we spend about 50 percent of our waking time and develop some ...

Lawrence computer programmer improves health, discovers cancer through workplace screenings

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/04/222097/ Everett Keener, 57, is thankful his workplace began offering an annual health checkup four years ago. Not only have the health screenings helped improve his overall health but also a progressive form of [prostate cancer][1] was discovered before he began showing symptoms. Keener has been a computer programmer at ...

What questions do you need to ask at your next doctor's visit?

Dennis Anderson

http://wellcommons.com/users/DennisAnderson/photos/2011/sep/22/221274/ Visiting your doctor can be an intimidating experience for anyone, whether it's to prepare for surgery, fix a broken bone or just a routine checkup. So it's best to be prepared before you go. What questions do you need to ask? What information do you need to make sure ...

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